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  • EU Sustainable Energy Week 2016

    EUSEW 2016 will take place from 14 to 17 June 2016. The Policy Conference is the most important European conference dedicated to sustainable energy policy issues. Sessions organised by the European Commission and energy stakeholders debate new policy developments, best practices and sustainable energy ideas, while networking events forge alliances. Awards for outstanding projects begin the week.Two venues host the Policy Conference in Brussels’ Schuman district: the European Commission’s Charlemagne building, and the Residence Palace nearby. The buildings are five minutes apart by foot.
    Public authorities, energy agencies, industry associations, businesses, civil society organisations and the media are all invited to take part in the conference. Past speakers and participants have come from city councils and the European institutions, private companies and research organisations, citizen groups and NGOs.
    If your work supports an economy built on clean, secure, efficient energy, this event is for you. The EU Sustainable Energy Week is an opportunity to meet stakeholders promoting energy efficiency and renewable energies, learn about successful policies and inspire innovation to meet the EU’s energy and climate goals.

  • International Rivers News Stream June '16

    Have We Passed Peak Dam?

    The latest renewable statistics are out, and wow: The world added five times as much wind and solar as large hydro last year. These numbers confirm our observations; we’ve seen several dams stopped or suspended in recent months. The hold-up? Large hydro developers won’t give up without a fight.

    World’s Largest Dam Unravels

    Even as the rest of the world embraces solar, the Democratic Republic of Congo is still pursuing the ill-conceived Grand Inga dam scheme. Just days ago, the head of Grand Inga told us, on camera, that construction may start without an assessment of the dam’s social or environmental impacts. Which dam builders will stick with such a substandard project?

  • World Humanitarian Summit, 23-24 May, Istanbul, Turkey

    On 23 - 24 May 2016 world leaders will meet in the Istanbul to stand up for our common humanity and take action to prevent and reduce human suffering.

    More info at https://www.worldhumanitariansummit.org/summit

     

  • 31 July - 04 August 2016, United Nations Vienna, Austria, Europe

    Experience diplomacy at one of the most authentic United Nations simulation conferences with students from all over the world.

    A Model United Nations (MUN) is a meeting where students authentically simulate negotiations of specific committees and organs of the United Nations. Participants choose a country and research their chosen country's position regarding a specific topic. After preparation, they step into the shoes of diplomats and represent this country in a committee. They debate, convince, bring forward new solutions and solve a world conflict with their own resolution.

    Why participate at MUNs?

    Thousands of students actively take part in MUNs, debating either at training sessions at clubs or at international conferences that are organized all over the world.

    The motivation for participation in MUNs is simple, yet very convincing:

    • improve your negotiation and public speaking skills
    • become a better team-worker and leader
    • get an insight into an UN diplomat's work
    • make practical use of your political knowledge
    • meet and stay in touch with students from all around the world
  • Child's Dream Foundation April 2016 Newsletter

    How About Developing Poor Nations While De-developing Rich Nations? 

    With a monumental celebration in New York the United Nation’s new Sustainable Development Goals were signed off by the heads of state on 25 September 2015. Some of the 17 goals sound familiar; no poverty, zero hunger, good health and well-being, quality education, and gender equality. But there are a few new interesting ones; affordable and clean energy, sustainable cities and communities, responsible consumption and production, and climate action.

    These new 17 goals will largely dictate where, by whom and how the roughly USD 160 billion of annual development aid will be utilized. Although these goals offer a fresh plan on how to save the world, the main strategy for eradicating poverty remains the same; growth.

    Since 1980 the global economy has grown by 380% but the number of people living in poverty (living on less than USD 5 per day) has increased by more than 1.1 billion. Many developing countries were completely left out and the trickle-down effect did not happen. More growth, even if it would be fairer and more equal, is not going to be sustainable. At the current levels of average global consumption, we are already exceeding our planet’s bio-capacity.

    There is a standardized unit called ‘global hectares’ that quantifies both the ecological footprint of people or activities as well as bio-capacity of the earth. Right now our planet only has enough resources for each of us to consume 1.8 global hectares annually. People in the US and Canada consume about 8 global hectares while Europeans consume 4.7.

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  • 8th Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition - Geneva, 18 - 20 July 2016

    The Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, in collaboration with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and other partners, is organizing the 8th Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition at the Palais des Nations in Geneva from 18 to 20 July 2016.
     
    The competition will bring together up to 75 participants from as many as 25 universities representing the five UN regional groups -- Africa; Asia and the Middle East; Eastern Europe; South America and the Caribbean; Western Europe and other regions.

    The competition, which is held in English, is open to undergraduate and masters students from universities around the world.

    We would like to encourage you to spread the word among academic institutions in your countries. The deadline for registration is 16 May.

    More information and registration are available at www.chr.up.ac.za/worldmoot. The attached concept note by the University of Pretoria also provides more details.

    The World Human Rights Moot Court Competition has been presented

  • Master de Acción Solidaría Internacional y de Inclusión Social

    Idioma: Castellano

    Duración: 1 año

    Créditos ECTS: 60

    Práctica: 3 meses

    Modalidad: presencial

    Coste de matrícula: 4750 Euros 

    Lugar: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid - Campus de Getafe

    Posibilidad de becas parciales

    Cierre matriculaciones: 30 de Junio 2016

     

    El Master de Acción Solidaría Internacional y de Inclusión ha llegado a su edición número 18. En los últimos 20 años se ha encargado de formar profesionales en el sector de la cooperación internacional para el desarrollo y en la Acción Humanitaria a través de su programa académico de excelencia y sus colaboraciones de prestigio con: CEARCIDEALCruz Roja Española.